Portsmouth International Port (PIP) has announced it will pilot a new smart energy system that includes a novel energy storage solution. It will include the design and construction of a dual chemistry battery technology project, specifically designed to meet port requirements. This will work together with advanced management software, which can help to optimise onsite energy use to reduce emissions and improve air quality. The Port Energy Systems Optimisation (PESO) project is co-funded by Innovate UK, and brings together a consortium of Swanbarton – which is developing the energy management software – the Energy Systems Catapult and Marine South England, who will lead the project. Talking to Solar Power Portal, Anthony Price, managing director at Swanbarton, explained that the battery will be a lithium-ion and lead acid hybrid, and that PIP will place a contract for purchasing it soon.
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